What should I expect?

The type of allergy skin testing that is performed is called the Prick Technique.  A small puncture in the skin is made through a drop of allergen extract.  If you are allergic, the spot where the allergen touched your skin will swell and itch a bit, and form a hive.  If you are not allergic, the skin will remain normal.  You will be tested with a variety of allergen extracts so the physician can determine exactly what you are allergic to.  The slightly swollen, small hives go away within 30 minutes.

France Avenue Family Physicians

7600 France Ave Ste 4100

Edina, MN 55435

Phone: (952) 831-1551

Fax: (952) 831-0725

customerservice@fafpedina.com

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